Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 286, No. 1670, March

After the Tsunami: The Politics of International Relief
THE Ring of Fire erupted on 26 December 2004. It created one of the greatest humanitarian crises in modern history. The Ring of Fire is the area around the Pacific Ocean where tectonic plates intersect and volcanoes erupt. It begins in the South Pacific,...
Boucher at the Wallace Collection
THE Director of the Wallace Collection, London, who has a passion for rearranging its contents, has moved the pictures by Francois Boucher (1703-1770) into the Large Gallery to form (with changing displays far off in the new exhibition corridor in...
Dramatic Revelations: The Science of Art
THE search is on for a theory of everything. Scientists are on a quest to unify the little and large of theoretical physics: the microcosm of the sub-atomic world and the macrocosm of Einstein's universe. The prize is a total explanation for the behaviour...
Jean-Claude Killy: France's King of the Ski Slopes
JEAN-CLAUDE Killy always did things right. Having turned 61 last August, this ex-skier supreme is still much alive, if not on the slopes. He is Val d'Isere's unofficial king, and has been a driving force behind that ski resort's designation for the...
Musharraf's Administration and Pakistan's Economy
PAKISTANIS have much to smile about today. Economic growth is up, according to the conventional economic indicators. This good news comes after a dismal period of more than a decade, especially in the commodity-producing sector. Exports have increased...
Reflections of a Romanian Student
WHEN I pass by shining shop-windows in the big English city where I study now, I still can't help staring at those nice leather shoes so carefully made, so elegant. I'm not a consumerist individual trapped in the Kingdom of Objects, no matter what...
The Two Faces of Tourism: Why Do Canadians Travel Abroad?
Editor's Note: In last month's issue the author appraised Canada as a tourist destination, now he explores why millions of Canadians travel abroad. I WILL not forget the time when I was travelling in Cuba, a few years back, after the USSR had disappeared...
The Unbreakable Mould? British Third-Party Politics since 1924
IT is necessary to understand the role of a third force in British politics over the last century in order to see why the Liberal Democrats may be poised for a significant electoral breakthrough in the next general election which most observers expect...
The World of Paperbacks
After a long hiatus this column is delighted to include once again new titles from the venerable firm of GERALD DUCKWORTH & CO. Duckworth is republishing the two volumes of Jean Moorcroft Wilson's biography of Siegfried Sassoon: Siegfried Sassoon:...